Mexican-Born Actress Lupita Nyong’o Loved Speaking Spanish On Black Panther: Wakanda Forever



Lupita Nyong’o says getting to speak Spanish in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ was a dream come true.

The 39-year-old Kenyan-Mexican actress was born in Mexico City and admitted it was a “gift” to get to converse in her native tongue in the Marvel blockbuster.

Lupita told Entertainment Weekly: “I was so excited about it.

“It was just a straight gift. And I was very, very happy to do it… I’ve always wanted to work in Spanish and never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that that opportunity would come in ‘Black Panther’.”

She added: “Being born in Mexico and having that Mesoamerican culture represented, it’s something that’s very close to me.”

Lupita’s Nakia got to speak Spanish and other indigenous languages with the introduction of villain Namor, played by fellow Mexican Tenoch Huerta.

Speaking about 2018’s ‘Black Panther’, she added: “I always thought that was a very cool thing from the last movie that she spoke Korean, and I always thought that had never been seen before.”

Meanwhile, director Ryan Coogler has credited Jason Momoa’s Aquaman in the rival DC movie of the same name for paving the way for Namor.


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